Secreatary Zinke

Zinke is officially rolling back offshore oil and gas production safety rules

SWAMP WATCH Relaxing offshore drilling rules would save industry $900 million over 10 years. “The rule change removes the mandate that independent third parties certify safety devices ensuring effective operations in extreme conditions. Instead, oil company employees will now be allowed to examine these devices themselves. Companies will also no longer be required to notify […]

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Activists Declare #FireZinke and State AGs File Suit After Interior Dept Guts Methane Rules for Public Lands

SWAMP WATCH: “It doesn’t get more blatant than this,” responded FOE. “Zinke thinks our public lands & waters belong to Big Oil, not Americans.  Zinke, meanwhile, continued to stoke his cozy relationship with polluters on Tuesday. Speaking at the Louisiana Oil & Gas Association fall meeting, the secretary said the government should work for the

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Trump Administration Rushes To Lease Federal Lands

SWAMP WATCH: Anything for their corporate donors short term profit at the cost of our children’s future…. Trump Administration Rushes To Lease Federal Lands The Department of Interior is quietly preparing to offer hundreds of thousands of acres of public land for leasing to energy companies. Alexander Nazaryan WASHINGTON — The Department of Interior is

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SF Chronicle: Editorial: Offshore drilling bans advance in Legislature

SF Chronicle: Editorial: Offshore drilling bans advance in Legislature While President Trump’s Interior Department was mapping out oil and gas leases off California’s coast, the Legislature debated what to do. The sanctified cause of a drilling ban turned into a fight over a pair of bills that aimed to put hard restrictions on the White

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Ryan Zinke’s School Friend Is Crippling Climate Research, Scientists Say

SWAMP WATCH: “Zinke has signaled that climate change is not one of those priorities: this week, he told Breitbart News that “environmental terrorist groups” were responsible for the ongoing wildfires in northern California and, ignoring scientific research on the issue, dismissed the role of climate change.” “Duckworth responded in a statement that the interior department

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Confirming True Intentions Behind Attack on National Monuments, Trump Plan Kicks Open the Gate for ‘Mining, Logging, and Drilling’

“Center for Western Priorities advocacy director Jesse Prentice-Dunn declared, “This request for public input is a sham,” noting that “when the administration asked Americans whether they should alter national monuments during a comment period last year, more than 2.8 million—more than 99 percent of comments submitted —asked them to leave our national monuments alone.” SWAMP WATCH:

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